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About cowboydave1967

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  1. Thisnisnan older thread but I would like to add that I usually play 1or 2 times a week. 85% of my rounds are booked through GN. All but 2 courses I regularly play are on there. The 2 that aren't part of it are not very pricey. One is a small, 9 hole course I take my daughters and grandchildren. It is not crowded and is family friendly. Couldn't take them to most courses I play. 3 of my golf buddies also use GN. We alternate booking so all of us build up rewards. So when an out of town trip is planned we have lots of rewards options. We play lot nicer courses, cheaper on trips than regularly. Lol. IMHO, the rewards are just that, rewards. The price is much cheaper through GN that standard booking fees at the course. And if you can grab up a hot deal, it is way less. I can afford to play more often and nicer courses, in my area, due to GN. The rewards and promos are an added bonus for me to play badly more often and on bigger stages. Lol.
  2. Kingkat1954 I am in southern middle Tennessee myself. It has been brutally cold the last few day. Calling for near 60* next weekend. I can hardly wait. Holiday weekend too. Lotta golf in January.
  3. I am by no means a good golfer nor am I even close to an engineer or a physicist. But there is a pendellum effect in a golf swing. There is an arc with optimum ball striking occuring at the bottom of the swing arc, thus delivering maximum compression of ball and clubface. I realize that speed is a very large factor in distance but as stated previously, there are many factors. Golf is a game with such a wide variances that it is sometimes difficult to even think some of the discussions are about the same game. I am currently an 18 - 20 handicapper. I have been playing off and on for 15 yrs. I am presently 47. I don't have a great deal of time to practice. I really enjoy playing. I want to play the best I possibly can, but I play to relax, have fun and enjoy time spent with friends and family. I have a swing speed of 87mph on a driver. I have tried many different ones. I went with an Adams speedline super S. Super light and 46" stock shaft in stiff flex. I hit an average of 235 yds. But controll was not good. Varied left to right badly. Ient to a Ping Rapture with stock 45" stiff shaft. I average 230 but 85% are right down the middle with missed being left of center. IMHO, if you can't control or feel comfortable with a club, doesn't matter how fast you swing it or how far you hit it, if it isn't in play, it is still stroke plus distance, hitting 3 off the tee.
  4. WOW!! How about Arkansas? Ole Miss looks like the are in shock?!?! Bo Wallace in the locer room with an ankle injury and now Arkansas' quarterback in the locker room with back issues. It may get even crazier!!
  5. Thank you both. When the weather is permitting, I will video my swing and upload it to the site for further instruction. I want to do that before investing in new clubs. I see no need in spending money for new clubs without correcting swing issues. I feel I need to work on my tempo and having a consistent swing plane. I am sure there are many other areas as well as I have never had a golf lesson. Thanks for your help so far and I am looking forward to your advice when I upload my swing video.
  6. I am not sure which ones he was speaking of, but I will be watching my beloved Volunteers host Mizzou. This will be a pretty decent look at what the 2015 team will be based upon. The Mizzou defense will be the best Joshua Dobbs has faced. It is the same one that made a year younger Dobbs look like a boy amongmen last year. We will see just how much he has grown in a year. Butch Jones and his staff have had their work cut out for them preparing for the SEC east forerunner. Throw in the rape allegations on the 2 defensive players and 1 suspended the 1st half due to a targeting penalty during the 2nd half vs Kentucky last week. There will be a huge opportunity for some of the exceptional young players to step up and play above their years or a great opportunity for Mizzou to blast the Vols as bad as last year. We will find out on Saturday. I know for at least one night, Georgia fans will be singing "Rocky Top" !!!! Anyone have any thoughts for this game?
  7. I doubt they could either, but they would full and happy. Especially if they included baked beans, potatoe salad and sweet tea. :-)
  8. I currently game a set of King Cobra II oversize humpback irons with hump shafts. I previously had a set of warrior irons and then callaway X-14 irons. I hit the callaways pretty good, for a hacker. I have a steep swing angle, so I do have a tendency to dig. I hit the Cobras very high and have decent length, for me. I hit a 5 iron about 160 yds. But I hit it higher than all my golf buddies hit a pitching wedge. I have tried to adjust my swing angle, but that didn't work out well for me at all. All that said, I am wondering if I didn't hit my irons so high, I would get more distance. I love the feel of the Cobra II's. I am quite accurate with them as well. I know that distance isn't all that matters, but if it were possibleto gain 15 yds or so with my irons, I would consider upgrading as my irons are 16 years old. Any comments or advice is welcomed. Thanks, Dave
  9. 2years ago I suggested to my brother-in-law and a buddy we should play golf. It was cloudy, windy and 21 degrees. In southern middle Tennessee,that is quite cold. On hole #4,it began to sleet and snow. We took cover under trees for 15 minutes and it passed. We continued on for the full 18 holes. We had a blast. Wehad so many clothes on we could at best muster a 3/4 swing. This, coupled with the temps, created a lot of quite long 2nd and 3rd shots. It was that day that I discovered just how essential cinnamon Jim Beam is for cold weather golf. :-)
  10. I don't think is a real solution. Before you thrash me, let me explain. It is addressing a real problem. And it is being proactive in trying to solve this. But, first and foremost, lets remember that golf is a game that was developed and nurtured by gentleman, and by ladies, as well. We still need to conduct ourselves as such. The groups tat are slow, in my experiences, know they are slow. Most will allow faster players to play through. These are the ones that would try to speed up with this "electronic marshall". The ones that don't speed up, won"t allow others to play through, know they are slow and don't care. I was playing a foursome one Saturday morning this summer. There was a group of 6 that was 2 groups ahead of us. We all bottlenecked on #6. The group of 6 was told they coundnt plat together due to time. They went off as 2 groups. The joined up on #2. The marshall tkld them to split back up. They told him to shut up and go away. They paid to play and would play how they wanted to. And they wouldnt let anyone play through. The marshall was furious but the owner wouldnt allow him to do any more. We all skipped that hole. Which by then we were all so frustrated we just wanted to go. So as was stated earlier, economics over rules speed of play at some courses. I am sometimes held up and other times I have held players up. Some people just play faster. That is the bottom line. Some golfers play for enjoyment and spending time with friends or family. It has more to do with the quality of their time together instead of how fast they can play. Is solw play a problem? Yes. We all need to help with teaching others about pace of play. Is there any real solution? Probably not. Reason being, some people have not been taught and others are just plain inconsiderdate and don"t care. Would I object to this as a means to try to speed up play? Absolutely not. Do I think is the absolute answer? No, but it is a step in trying to solve an extremely old issue in our modern day, fast paced, "microwave" lifestyles. Just an old golf playing cowboy's thoughts.
  11. Hello everyone. Just thought I would drop in and tell a lil bout myself. I work at an HVAC company in southern middle Tennessee. I enjoy riding horses, hunting, University of Tennessee football and of course golf. I am about 20 handicap. I just enjoy playing with friends but I do work on improving.
  12. My [quote name="cowboydave1967" url="/t/72907/2014-ncaa-football/330#post_1071374"] [/quote] I love football. Especially college football. I am a huge Tennessee Vol fan. Btw, go Vols on a big overtime win over the Gamecocks. I also loce SEC football[/quote] My phone is being stupid!!! I love SEC football because that is the conference my team plays in. They have been very strong for many years. But I really enjoy watching fundamentally sound football teams playing and executing, no matter the conference. I enjoy watching the media build up between out of conference games. As far as conferences go, there are strong and weak teams all conferences. There are plenty of mediocre teams in the SEC, including my beloved Vols. The SEC just happens to have some really strong teams right now. And all of them in the West division. There have been times it was the East. It has been the ACC, or BIG 12 or PAC 10 or Independent. It all comes down to good recruits, coaching. Teams "jelling" and basically play sound fundamental football. Imho, it will take more than 4 team playoff to actually decide a national champion. But that is just me. I believe they are headed in the right direction, But it still needs some tweaking. It will take time. And not everyone will be satisfied with any decision. But I believe they will get there. Until, let's watch andenjoy the next 5 weeks of football and see what unfolds.
  13. [/quote] I love football. Especially college football. I am a huge Tennessee Vol fan. Btw, go Vols on a big overtime win over the Gamecocks. I also loce SEC football
  14. Mark May, the most ignorant t of them all!! The more the announcers can actually talk football lingo over opinionated crap the better. I am a big fan of the X and O's of football. [/quote]
  15. Is it just me or does it seem most of the college football "authorities" i.e. sports show josts, play by play announcers, analysts and such really do not like the SEC? They really are tired of the SEC winning on the big stages. The last decade or so the SEC has. Unfortunately, college fotball is no longer a game played by young men on Saturdays. It is a billions of dollars per year business. There is becoming less and less integritiy of players, and coaches. What is the final tally of actual graduations of college athletes? I am sure it is lower now than ever. I personally am sick of institutions "taking care" of off campus issues, as they are often described. If a non-athlete commits these crimes, I means has the same issues, they have a criminal record and face the consequencesf the judicial system. The message that is being sent to prospective recruits is they can whatever they want as long as the perform on the athletics field. That does nothing in teaching these athletes how to be people of integrity. But, I may be the minorty of fans the believe an education and moral character are more important than wins and losses. And btw ,Trickyputt, great day to BBQ. I got chickens on the smoker now. :-)
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